“Young” in Lebanese Arabic

In Lebanese Arabic, “Young” (the adjective) is written using the Latin script as:


Using the Arabic script, it is written as:


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Examples in sentences or statements

That’s a young bird.”

Hayda 3asfour saghir.

.هيدا عصفور صغير

“Those are two young dogs.”

Hawde kalben zghar.

.هودي كلبين زغار

“Three young boys played along the promenade in Beirut.”

Tlet sebyen zghar la3abo 3ala toul 2al kornish bi Beirut.

.تلات صبيان صغار لعبو على طول الكورنيش ببيروت

“I have two young children.”

3ande waladen saghir.

.عندي ولدين صغير

“I had fun when I was young.”

Kenet mabsout lama kenet saghir.

.كنت مبسوط لمن كنت صغير


In other Mediterranean languages and dialects

“Young” in Tunisian Arabic

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